You have to have a lot of self-confidence if you're going to title your travel piece the "perfect U.S. road trip."

But since Montana gets prominently featured in this wild and crazy journey, we're going to say, "right on, pal!" So, if you have lots of time and plenty of gas money for your extremely reliable ride, then let's go!

Discovery News partnered with Randy Olson, a doctoral candidate at Michigan State University, to plan the perfect American road trip. You can start at any point, and when outlined on a U.S. map takes a shape of something that looks a bit like a horse with a goiter problem, the sophisticated algorithm takes you across the U.S. and lets you stop in each of the continental states. So, are you ready?